Our Practitioners

Mark Hinds

BScApp(Optom), GradCertOcTher, BScApp(HMS), P/G BscHons, FBCLA, FIAOMC, CASA CO

Welcome to one of the leading practices in Australia for specialty contact lens work. We work hard to be at the forefront of technology and innervation in our field.

Mark is a QUT graduate and has completed the graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics. Additionally he is an Exercise Physiologist with an undergraduate degree in applied science (Human Movement Studies) and postgraduate bachelor of science honours (Exercise Physiology) from the University of Queensland.  In this space his focus and area of research was on elite cyclists and triathletes.  He has brought this research drive to lead up Ophthalmic Trials Australia as the principal investigator.

He is a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association and a Fellow of the International Association of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. He is also a CASA credentialed optometrist.

Dr Ally Stevens

B.VisSci MOptom

Ally is our clinical optometrist who has graduated with a Bachelor of Vision Science from QUT in 2021, followed by a post graduate Masters of Optometry in 2023. She has worked part time at Mark Hinds Optometrists since 2022 and is a part of our Ophthalmic Trials Australia research team.

Ally is an accredited E-Eye IRPL practitioner and is well versed in dry eye disease and its pathogenesis.

She has a clinical focus on pediatric optometry, dry eye disease, and general optometry. Ally plays a key role in our Myopia Control Clinic and has extensive experience in fitting pediatric patients with ortho-K contact lenses.

Welcome to one of the first practices in Australia to have a dedicated myopia control clinic for children with progressive myopia. Ocular biometry (HD OCT axial length), latest ocular surface measurements from Medmont Meridia, and 3D modelling of orthokeratology contact lenses are the backbone of myopia management. Mark is one of the few practitioners in Australia to be awarded a Fellow of International Orthokeratology and Myopia Control.

Our optometrists are therapeutically qualified which means we can treat eye infections and other issues which require prescription eye drops.  We are strive to be the highest qualified optometrists possible – we have undergraduate and post graduate training from both Australia and overseas.  Your eye specialist may ask you to see us to prescribe your eye medications in between visits or for us to manage your eye condition for the longer term.

Mark is a CASA Credentialed Optometrist (ARN 1056131) to service pilots and air traffic controllers. Please advise our front of practice staff if you require certification as time will be dedicated to get this done in one visit. We have direct CASA portal access and can upload all clinical findings at time of visit for a rapid turnaround time.

Checking your vision to see if you require glasses or contact lenses is only one aspect of an eye examination.  We can also detect ocular health problems such as glaucoma and cataracts, and even general health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Prior to seeing our optometrists you will be pre-screened by one of our nurses covering off ocular and general health history as part of your visit with us.

Our practice takes great pride in providing the most comprehensive eye examination possible and uses state-of-the-art equipment to assist us in the assessment of your vision and ocular health.  You can see your retinal images, corneal topography, visual field results, 3D corneal scans with the sMap ocular topographer and OCT results immediately on the 42 inch LCD screen in the digital imaging rooms – So you can then see what we can see to monitor any possible change and be involved in your care plan.

Not only do we lead the way in the Optometry space but you may find yourself interested in one of our clinical trials? See here for details: Ophthalmic Trials Australia.